Associate Professor, Pastoral Theology
BSc (Hons) (Witwatersrand, South Africa), PhD (Queen’s, Kingston), MCS (Regent College), PhD (St. Andrew’s, Scotland)
Ross Hastings holds a PhD in organo-metallic chemistry from Queen’s University, Kingston and a PhD in theology from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, his native country. He has a vested interest in helping the Christian church understand contemporary science and in helping the scientific community benefit from theological and philosophical scholarship. Dr. Hastings teaches in the areas of pastoral theology, the theology and spirituality of mission, ethics, and the interface between science and Trinitarian theology. He has taught chemistry at high schools in England and South Africa, and also at Trinity Western University. He has served as a senior pastor in Kingston, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Burnaby, British Columbia (BC). For eleven years, Dr. Hastings served in this capacity at Peace Portal Alliance Church in White Rock, BC. His theological dissertation is a comparative study of the Trinitarian theology of Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth and is in the publication process. His books include Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West
(IVP, 2012) and Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation
(Fortress Press, 2015).
Dr. Hastings serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. He lost his first wife Sharon to cancer in 2008 after 28 years of marriage. He married Tammy Carrillo, who also lost her husband to cancer in 2008, in November 2011. Together they have five children. Dr. Hastings also enjoys sport—especially rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis, and squash—as well as music of varied genres.
Areas of expertise
- Trinitarian Theology
- Pastoral Theology
- Deep and Missional Church
- Theology of Jonathan Edwards
- Theology of Karl Barth
- Science and Christianity